Capital FM (Nairobi)

28 June 2012

Kenya: Olympian Kemboi in Knife Fight With Woman

Police are investigating Olympian Ezekiel Kemboi's involvement in an attack where a 26 year-old lady was attacked and stabbed with a knife on the ... ( Resource: Kenya: Olympic Hopeful Denies Stabbing Charges

Eldoret — Athens Olympics 3,000m steeplechase gold medalist and double world champion, Ezekiel Kemboi has been accused of stabbing a 26-year-old woman in Eldoret on Wednesday night.

The alleged victim, Ann Njeri, who runs a restaurant in Eldoret told police that they had been drinking at a pub with the Daegu champion, before he offered to drop her to her parents home in West Indies, in the outskirts of the town.

But before alighting, the woman claims they differed prompting a confrontation during which the athlete allegedly stabbed her on the left side of the chest.

The woman is now admitted to the Med Hill Hospital in Eldoret.

Local Police say the athlete later presented himself to the station and claimed that he had been attacked.

A police investigation is underway on the matter.

Rift Valley Provincial Police chief Francis Munyambu has confirmed the incident but says they have not established all the relevant facts about it.

Kemboi booked his place in the London Olympics squad by finishing second at the Kenyan trials on Saturday where he impressed the crowd by re-enacting his 'Pamela Chepchumba' dance while also imitating the Usain Bolt arrow.

When contacted, Team Kenya management said they were establishing the matter before issuing a formal response.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2012 Capital FM. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.

InFocus

Kenyan Olympic Hopeful in Stab Saga

Athens 2004 Olympics and double world champion Ezekiel Kemboi could see his Olympic dreams dashed if found guilty of assault charges. UK laws bar anyone facing or convicted of a ... Read more »